A Special Request from Dr. Oblivion

Email sent to all registered ds106 participants 3:11 PM June 20th, 2010.

I just spoke with Dr. Oblivion, and given the daily Live TV (who does live TV anymore?) is going to be his primary means of communicating, he has a couple of ideas for opening those sessions up for some more virtual discussion.

1) Skype video calls into the chat. We are working on broadcasting in Skype calls during the chat, so when watching tomorrow at 11:30 AM (EDT), have Skype open and friend jimgroom on Skype who will be manning the phones (in a different room from Dr. Oblivion of course).

2) Create a YouTube video response to Dr. Oblivion’s introduction. It is easy, and it can be as long or short as you like. Here is how:
http://www.google.com/support/youtube/bin/answer.py?answer=57931 Creating YouTube video responses is a viable alternative to a written blog post on any topic Dr. Oblivion discusses, just be sure to embed it on your blog (as easy as copy and pasting a link into your text editor in WordPress).

3) During the Live TV session you can also ask questions of Dr. Oblivion via Twitter, and he will respond in kind. For longer, more in-depth questions use option 1 or 2.

Ok, that’s it for now. I know Dr. Oblivion is throwing a lot at you, but underneath that phlegmatic personality there is a real fire for experimenting though and in the medium.


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